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What is inch of water?

The inch of water is a non-SI unit of pressure equal to about 249.082 pascals (1 inH2O = 249.082 Pa), the SI derived unit of pressure. It is also equal to 2.49082 hectopascals (hPa), or 0.249082 kilopascals (kPa), or about 0.002458248 atmospheres (atm), or 0.00249082 bars (bar), or 1.868268 millimeters of mercury (mmHg), or 0.036126 pounds per square inch (psi), or 5.2021857 pounds per square foot (psf) or 1.868268 torr (Torr).

The inches of water is the pressure applied by a column of water one inch high at 4 °C in a gravitational field.

The inch of water is a unit of pressure commonly used in the United States for measuring small pressure differences of air and other industrial gases.

Notes:
(i) The SI is an abbreviation for the International System of Units
(ii) The density of water at 4 °C is 0.999972 g/cm3 or approximately 1 g/cm3
(iii) According to the General Conference on Weight and Measures, the standard gravity is 9.80665 m/s² (or 32.1740 ft/s²)

Symbol:

inH2O

Plural:

inches of water

Also known as:

inch water column (plural: inches water column), inch WC (plural: inches WC)

Inch of water conversions: direct access

A list with conversions from inches of water to other (metric, imperial, or customary) pressure and stress measurement units is given below.